Further to the discussion about "Concorde to fly again ?" here is what I posted in that discussion. Just to get this debate ended once and for all, I am re-posting it here... is the message clear enough?????
From British Airways by way of BBC:
"British Airways is incredibly proud to have flown this marvellous aircraft for 27 years. The decision to retire Concorde in 2003 was not taken lightly but was due to a combination of commercial and technical reasons.
We have loaned our Concordes to various museums and collections around the world following the retirement of our fleet from service in November 2003.
We carry out maintenance audits of all of our Concordes around the world and are satisfied with their structural condition and how the respective new homes are looking after each of them.
There is a huge difference between keeping Concorde in an airworthy condition and maintaining them as ground based museum exhibits.
In the summer of 2003 before Concorde retired from commercial service we conducted a detailed study with Airbus which regrettably led us to conclude that it would not be feasible to keep a single Concorde flying on a ceremonial basis.
British Airways and Airbus know the aircraft's history in greater detail than anyone else and we firmly believe that the technical challenges of keeping a single Concorde airworthy are absolutely prohibitive.
Concorde is one of the most complex passenger aircraft ever built and has many specialist parts which are no longer available or technically supported.
Airbus has said on numerous occasions it is not possible to support British Airways, Air France or any other operator flying Concorde.
The aircraft no longer has a Certificate of Airworthiness which would enable it to fly in any capacity and without the manufacturer's support it is impossible for that certificate to be re-issued. "
Let us end the dreaming and get on with life, If you want to dream read one of countless books by ex-Concorde crews or watch the thousands of videos and photos available.